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File:Brazilian amazon rainforest.jpg|thumb|The Amazon rainforest is the largest and most Biodiversity|biodiverse forest in the world. File:Swiss National Park 131.JPG|thumb|A Pinophyta|conifer forest in the Swiss Alps (Swiss National Park|National Park) File:Adirondacks in May 2008.jpg|thumb|The Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York form the southernmost part of the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion. File:Zall Dajti.jpg|thumb|Forest on Mount Dajt, Albania A '''forest''' is a large area dominated by trees. Hundreds of more precise definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, legal standing and ecological function. According to the widely used Food and Agriculture Organization definition,...
Urlhttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/forest | title = Forest | work = Dictionary.com | accessdate = 2014-11-16
Urlhttp://www.efi.int/files/attachments/publications/ir_06.pdf | title = Compilation of Forestry Terms and Definitions |first1=Andreas |last1=Schuck |first2=Risto |last2=Päivinen |first3=Tuomo |last3=Hytönend |first4=Brita |last4=Pajari | publisher = European Forest Institute | location = Joensuu, Finland | year = 2002 | format = PDF | accessdate = 2014-11-16}}{{cite web | url = http://www.cbd.int/forest/definitions.shtml | title = Definitions: Indicative definitions taken from the Report of the ad hoc technical expert group on forest biological diversity | publisher = Convention on Biological Diversity | accessdate = 2014-11-16}}{{cite web | url = http://www.unep.org/vitalforest/Report/VFG-01-Forest-definition-and-extent.pdf | title = Forest definition and extent | date = 2010-01-27 | publisher = United Nations Environment Programme | format = PDF | accessdate = 2014-11-16}} According to the widely used{{cite web|url=http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/y4171e/y4171e10.htm|title=Comparative framework and Options for harmonization of definitions|work=Second Expert Meeting on Harmonizing Forest-Related Definitions|publisher=FAO|accessdate=2014-11-26}}{{cite book|url=https://books.google.com/?id=apBDAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=forest+definition+%22widely+used%22#v=onepage&q=%20%22widely%20used%22&f=false|page=32|title=Transformations in EU biofuels markets under the Renewable Energy Directive and the implications for land use, trade and forests|last1=Johnson|first1=F.X.|last2=Pacini|first2=H.|last3=Smeets|first3=E|publisher=CIFOR|year=2013|isbn=9786028693813}} Food and Agriculture Organization definition, forests covered four billion hectares (15 million square miles) or approximately 30 percent of the world's land area in 2006.
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